An Act ensuring consumer choice and equal access to eye care


This legislation would give licensed optometrists the authority to treat glaucoma and ocular abnormalities of the human eye, including prescribing all necessary eye related medications. The language strictly limits prescriptive powers, including a ban on the prescription of surgical procedures, pharmaceutical agents for systemic diseases, and any opioid medications.  It also requires optometrists to complete an additional accredited educational program and meet guidelines and requirements established by the Board of Registration of Optometry.